Working Group - Overview

GLOBE Working Groups


In addition to working with scientists, educators, and country partners around the world, GLOBE also collaborates with local community members to develop and implement GLOBE's mission. These teams, or Working Groups (WGs), provide us with valuable feedback on the management of The GLOBE Program and present us with potential opportunities for increasing our global impact. They also serve as an important link between the program and GLOBE communities at large.

Each of our five WGs is composed of up to seven nominated members. If there's a topic you think should be discussed by a WG and brought forward to the management of The GLOBE Program, you can contact a WG representative for your region. We strive to ensure that each of our six GLOBE regions maintain representation in our WGs, so if your region doesn't have a currently active member, please contact the WG Chair.

Member Requirements

To be a functional and productive member of a GLOBE WG, there are additional expectations and responsibilities that must be met. To be a WG member you must:

  • Attend at least 9 of the 12 monthly WG meetings throughout the year
    • Meetings are held via Zoom
  • Have a functioning internet connection
  • Attend the GLOBE Annual Meeting
  • Fully participate during online meetings
  • Respond to all GLOBE email correspondences during your service
  • Maintain sufficient written and oral English skills 

Important: A typical term of service is one to three years for a WG member. However, a member may be asked to step down from the group if they fail to meet the above requirements.

Current GLOBE Working Groups

  RegionMember NameCountryEmail ContactService Years
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) (7)
 AfricaShadrack Kwaku AgyiriGhanarevshaddy@gmail.com2021 - 2023
 Asia and PacificFrancis Murillo EmralinoPhilippinesfemralino.pshs@gmail.com2021 - 2023
 Europe and EurasiaMarina PavlićCroatiamapav18@gmail.com2021 - 2023
 Latin America and CaribbeanJuan Felipe Restrepo - 2023
 Near East and North AfricaNourah Fahad Al SubaieSaudi Arabianfnf142@hotmail.com2021 - 2023
ChairNorth AmericaNikitah ImaniUSAnimani@unomaha.edu2021 - 2023
At LargeNorth AmericaTrena 2021 - 2023
GIO Liaison Katie Chapman 
Education (7)
 AfricaFrancis Wasswa N. NsubugaUgandanwasswa@gmail.com2016 - 2022*
 Asia and PacificRod Allan A. de - 2021
 Europe and EurasiaÜlle KikasEstoniaylle.kikas@gmail.com2021 - 2023
ChairLatin America and CaribbeanMarta - 2021
 Near East and North AfricaManal 2019 -2021
 North AmericaDorian JanneyUSAdorian.w.janney@nasa.gov2020 - 2022
At LargeNorth AmericaLynne 2018 - 2021
GIO Liaison TBD   
Evaluation (7)
 AfricaKomla AmegaGhanaamega010@gmail.com2021 -2023
 Asia and PacificYogendra 2018 - 2021
ChairEurope and EurasiaNektaria
2014 - 2021*
 Latin America and CaribbeanClaudia Rodriguez-OrtegaParaguaybfscparaguay@gmail.com2021-2023
At LargeLatin America and CaribbeanNadia Bandeira - 2022
 Near East and North AfricaHanan Al BuflasaBahrainh.m.albuflasa@gmail.com2019 - 2021
 North AmericaEleanor M. JaffeeUSAeleanor.jaffee@insightsevaluation.com2021 - 2023
GIO Liaison Mindi DePaola 
Science (7)
 AfricaPeter - 2023
ChairAsia and PacificMullica JaroensutasineeThailandmullica.jn@gmail.com2014 - 2021*
 Europe and EurasiaConstantinos CartalisGreececkartali@phys.uoa.gr2017 - 2022*
 Latin America and CaribbeanJean Robert Batana Pires FerreiraBraziljbatana@gmail.com2021 - 2023
 Near East and North AfricaHameed 2018 - 2023
 North AmericaMargaret PippinUSAm.pippin@nasa.gov2016 - 2021*
At LargeNorth AmericaRebecca BogerUSAbeckyboger@gmail.com2019 - 2021
GIO Liaison Amy Barfield 
Technology (7)
ChairAfricaCharles MwangiKenyamaina.charles@gmail.com2014 - 2021*
 Asia and PacificKrisanadej (Kris) JaroensutasineeThailandkrisanadej@gmail.com2014 - 2021*
 Europe and EurasiaIeva KalkaLatviaieva.kalka@gmail.com2020-2022
 Latin America and CaribbeanAna Beatriz PrietoArgentinaanabeatrizprieto@gmail.com2018 - 2023
 Near East and North AfricaAhmad AlmbaidinJordanahmdaq@hotmail.com2019 - 2021
 North AmericaSara MierzwiakUSAsara.mierzwiak@utoledo.edu2021 - 2023
At LargeEurope and EurasiaLaura AltinEstonialaura.altin@gmail.com2018 - 2022
GIO Liaison Eslam